Podcast: 'In Chains' Episode 3: Labor Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Businesses

    20 April 2021

New Journal Article in Social Sciences
Alexis A. Aronowitz, "Regulating business involvement in labor exploitation and human trafficking", in Journal of Labor and Society

In the modern world, human trafficking and slavery take various forms: one such example is forced labor. But understanding exactly how and where forced labor might occur has been a challenge for researchers and regulatory authorities.

In the third episode of our new themed series In Chains, we speak with Dr. Alexis Aronowitz from University College Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, who is the author of the article, “Regulating business involvement in labor exploitation and human trafficking” published in Journal of Labor and Society.

In her article, Dr. Aronowitz has presented various case studies of labor exploitation in the service industry, such as the cocoa industry in sub-Saharan Africa. In this episode, she further talks about how exploitative labor in businesses can be regulated using various approaches.

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